“Lowkey,”—1. A general introduction to an unpopular/unshared opinion, or that which one is reluctant to admit. "Lowkey Reese’s cups are the best candy on Earth." 2. Sly admittance. "Lowkey, I think you’re the one for me." African American Proverb (via blackproverbs)
Our memories are like a city: we tear some structures down, and we use rubble of the old to raise up new ones. Some memories are bright glass, blindingly beautiful when they catch the sun, but then there are the darker days, when they reflect only the crumbling walls of their derelict neighbours. Some memories are buried under years of patient construction; their echoing halls may never again be seen or walked down, but still they are the foundations for everything that stands above them.
"Glas told me once that that’s what people are, mostly: memories, the memories in their own heads, and the memories of them in other people’s. And if memories are like a city, and we are our memories, then we are like cities too. I’ve always taken comfort in that.